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Kuu is a Moon goddess in Finnish mythology.[1] According to the Kalevala, the daughter of the air Ilmatar allowed a teal to lay its egg on her knee as she floated in the abyss. The egg fell and its parts formed the universe: the white of the egg became the moon, and the yolk the sun.

Kuu is the Finnish word for the Moon.


  1. ^ Sheila Savill, Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends - Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa, BCA, 1977, p. 90

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